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As I noted in Washington City Paper’s Annotated Guide to 2011, Circulators are better than buses. Almost everything about them—-the low fare, the timetable, the appearance—-leave traditional Metrobuses behind. Just one thing didn’t: The lame website.

All that changed this week with the new D.C. Circulator site launch. It that looks better, but more importantly, it works better. The Circulator red, so stylish on a bus yet so unattractive on a website, has been replaced by clean white space and functional maps. The NextBus function is now easier to find, which is a handy tool, even if the buses come every 10 minutes.

Around here, we sure do gripe about transit a lot, but we’re also happy to give credit where credit is due.

Photo by ElvertBarnes via Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution Generic License 2.0